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good things come...

Bainbridge, Eric (2016) good things come... good things come...., 25 Apr - 04 Jun 2016, The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art..

Item Type: Show/Exhibition


‘good things come…’ an exhibition showcasing work by a variety of artists exploring objects and time through sculpture.

Blink and you’ll miss it. The words conjure up a kind of panic of not wanting to lose sight of the protagonist ‘thing’ by keeping it locked into view. This 'thing' could be small, it might even be tiny (and therefore easy to miss) yet once found, the inevitability of time means that sooner or later you’ll have to give in and blink.

good things come... proposes a scenario that contradicts this quandary by suggesting a world where the size of an object and our attention upon it (as artists and spectators) is intrinsically linked to time.

Pursuing a dual concept governed by the multiple readings of this well-known phrase, good things come... presents small-scale selections and scaled-up collections. Complex objects of varying ages fuse history with form, implying that the more time we have to spend with a thing (and therefore the longer we wait) the greater the reward (perhaps even in the smallest of ways).

Agnes Calf / Alex Frost / Clive Murphy / Eric Bainbridge / Hayley Tompkins / Jack Lavender / Jo Addison / Kevin Hunt / Leo Fitzmaurice / Oliver Tirre / Peter Amoore / Richard Wentworth / Ryan Gander / Ruth Proctor / Sean Edwards / Susan Collis / Vanessa Billy

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Image (PNG) ('Untitled' frankfurter, melamine)
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 15:54
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 15:54


Author: Eric Bainbridge

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Institute of Arts and Creative Industries > Art and Design Workstream


Fine Art > Sculpture

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